Magic Kingdom for Sale--Sold! by Terry Brooks

Magic Kingdom for Sale--Sold!

byTerry Brooks

Kobo ebook | December 18, 2008

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Here in his first non-Shannara novel, Terry Brooks has written a gripping story of mystery, magic, and adventure—sure to delight fantasy readers everywhere.

Landover was a genuine magic kingdom, with fairy folk and wizardry, just as the advertisement has promised. But after he purchased it, Ben Holiday learned that there were a few details the ad had failed to mention.

The kingdom was in ruin. The Barons refused to recognize a king, and the peasants were without hope. A dragon was laying waste the countryside, while an evil witch plotted to destroy everything.

Ben's only followers were the incompetent Court Magician; Abernathy, the talking dog who served as Court Scribe; and the lovely Willow—but she had a habit of putting down roots in the moonlight and turning into a tree. The Paladin, legendary champion of the Kings of Landover, seemed to be only a myth and an empty suit of armor.

To put the final touch on the whole affair, Ben soon learned that the Iron Mark, terrible lord of the demons, had challenged all prospective Kings of Landover to duel to the death—a duel which no human could hope to win.

The task of proving his right to be King seemed hopeless. But Ben Holiday was stubborn. . . .

Terry Brooks was born in Sterling, Illinois on January 8, 1944. He received a bachelor's degree in English literature from Hamilton College and a graduate degree from the School of Law at Washington and Lee University. Before becoming a full-time writer, he was a practicing attorney for many years. His first book The Sword of Shannara ...
Title:Magic Kingdom for Sale--Sold!Format:Kobo ebookPublished:December 18, 2008Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307538087

ISBN - 13:9780307538086


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Magical and different I am enjoying this book so far. My friend has been bugging me for 2 years to read this series. I finally gave in and bought this one. I am not disappointed. I will be honest, there are a few paragraphs that are a little boring...but the rest is interesting and fun.
Date published: 2018-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome fantasy Great book. Read it and was hooked onto the fantasy genre. Advemture and funny.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book Thoroughly enjoyed the book much more than I thought I would. Great start to the series.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Magical This is an unbelievably unforgettable premise. I mean, could you just imagine? If you could buy the things dreams are made of… Combine this with a solid storyline with lots of plot twists to keep you on your toes and you have a winner. Brooks has created a magical land full of mythical being and dangers and rewards beyond your wildest imaginings. He brings the entire world to life, allowing you to do more than simply walk through it, you experience it. The characters definitely made this story. They were as magical as the land they lived in. Not only are there a myriad of humans, fairy creatures, and other being to get to know, but there were a number of personalities to fall in love with. There were certain characters who made me laugh every time they appeared, others who made me cringe. Above all, however, their plights all tugged at my heart. The main character took the cake. He was fantastic. He is one of those rare individuals who capture your heart, embodying everything that you want to be and all the weaknesses you see in yourself. This was a magical, enjoyable novel that brings Brooks’ world to life in a big way. I can’t wait to see what happens in Landover next!
Date published: 2015-02-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from An amusing start Magic Kingdom for Sale is an interesting alternative to Brook's Shannara series, although the world is no less well crafted. I did find that I was less interested in the story, although I was amused(and wistful) by the prospect of purchasing a kingdom and becoming its ruler.
Date published: 2014-11-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Exactly what the story is about I was disappointed in this book as I had just finished the Shannara series and was expecting more. This would be a great book to read with my neices and nephrews.
Date published: 2009-08-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from wonderful! Terry Brooks is a wonderful author and with Magic Kingdom For Sale--sold he was able to ask my inner child to come out to play. A delightful read.
Date published: 2007-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A+++++ book!!! the first book that I have read by terry brooks but I can easily say it is one of the best I have ever read and will definetly read the whole series!!!
Date published: 2005-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome!!! This book was one of the best Terry Brooks books I have ever read!! The use of the wizard Quester, and talking dog Abernathy were great for comedy which I wasn't expecting!! This is just a fabulous book that you should totally read!!
Date published: 2000-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from magic kingdom for sale - sold by Terry Brooks I have been reading for the library going on 10 years now 5 tapes or books & never before I would go out on a limb for a silly book but terry brooks has done it this time he has touched the serious & funny side of me.
Date published: 1999-07-25